Occupy Portland activist Cameron Whitten has reached day 30 of his hunger strike. Today a Slumber Party will take place outside of City Hall at Occupy Portland’s 24/7 Vigil. The weather is looking fine for an overnight stay! Even if you can’t spend the night, please come on down this evening to the Vigil and show your solidarity for Whitten and housing justice.
Whitten is calling for the following:
1. For City Commissioner Dan Saltzman to withdraw the fines on the co-owners of the Right 2 Dream Too Rest Area, and to seek a peaceful resolution for this cost-free solution to homelessness for the remainder of the lease agreement.
2. For City Council to propose a housing levy measure to the November 2012 General Election ballot.
3. For Sheriff Daniel Staton to issue a 1-year moratorium on evictions for bank foreclosures in Multnomah County.